Bean and the Boys

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"Bean and the Boys" is a bebop composition written in 1948 by the American jazz tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. It is a contrafact of "Lover Come Back To Me".[1]

The composition has been covered by numerous artists including notable recordings by Barry Harris, Billy May, Art Blakey, Jackie McLean, Bud Powell and Tommy Flanagan.


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  1. ^ Levine, Mark (2011). The Jazz Theory Book. O'Reilly Media, Inc. p. 416. ISBN 9781457101458. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Bean and the Boys at AllMusic[dead link]